“Don’t like it? Well sitting around worrying, moaning, and complaining is not going to help you like any better. So if you really don’t like it Do Something About It! Either act or accept. Focus on change and the results will follow.”
This is the conversation I had to have with myself today because I was allowing myself to become stagnate and was ceasing to take action in my life. Consequently I was starting to feel very negative and stuck. This is why I love Dale Carnegie’s quote so much:
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you wan to conquer fear, do not sit and think about it. Go out and get busy.
It seems as if I have two natures within me the one that wants to take massive action and knows without a doubt that I can take what I have and make it what I want and the other part of me that moans, groans, complains and wants to sit around and do nothing.
I found myself being pulled within me by these two very natures. But, I decided to heed to Napoleon Hill’s words..”I must take possession of my mind.” And, the way I do that is to voluntarily plant the seeds of things I desire in my subconscious mind, plan, and take massive action.
Another thought occurred to me too and that is I must replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity. I guess that’s why the old adage says “to leave no stone unturned.” It’s time for me to take hold and live the words of Jack Dixon:
If you focus on results,
you will never change
If you focus on change,
you WILL get results.
So many different ways to say the same thing but at the end of the day if we don’t like something then we need to act and do something about it! Or accept our conditions as is. I’m recommitting and refocusing myself on doing something about it. I invite you to do the same.
State your intention of what it is you want to see in terms of results. Then take out a piece of paper and ask yourself “How can I use what I have to get what I want?” In other words what changes will move you towards achieving the results. Then, commit to taking MASSIVE action towards changing.
If you really want to ensure you take massive action get out your calendar and write on each day one action you will take this week to move you towards the results you desire. For instance, let’s say it’s weight loss.
A sample intention would be I intend to lose one lb this week. Then on your piece of paper you write I can use water and drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces, I can use three servings of fruit and three servings of veggies and consume them daily, I can use my sneakers and walk at least 30 minutes each day. Then measure your results at the end of the week. Do this each week and inch by inch it’s a cinch.
The point is if we don’t do something about it then things will most certainly stay the same. Chunk it down into daily actionable item steps. Using actions to either change your procedure or to change your perception. Sometimes both are needed.
I invite you to take one thing this week and make it your intent and focus to take massive action to do something about it! As the ad slogan for Nike so eloquently says…..JUST DO IT!